A plane encrusted with diamonds

Is it real? Turns out, it isn’t

By Author  |  Published: 7th Dec 2018  5:48 pm

UAE-based Emirates airline had flyers excited after an image of one of its aircraft went viral on social media. The airline posted the image on its official Twitter account captioning, “Presenting the Emirates ‘Bling’ 777.”

The aircraft is shown parked at a terminal in an airport, surrounded by luggage trucks and glittering in the sunset. The image looks so real that it stirred a lot of curiosity among netizens wondering if it is real or not. Later, a spokesperson from the airline cleared the air and said it is not a real one.

The original picture was posted by Sara Shakeel, a crystal artist from Pakistan who edited this image on Instagram, gaining over 54,000 likes and was retweeted more than 4,000 times. Impressed by her skills, the image was tweeted by Emirates and not just that, they also upgraded her flight from Pakistan to Milan.